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Missing Tasha, Sky, & Ral
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I woke up at about 12:30am and thought one of the pups wet in our bed. After turning on the lights I realized that Minnie was drooling and there were two large puddles that soaked through the comforter all the way to the mattress pad. She was soaked and her eyes were glassy so it was off to the emergency vet. She had a slight temp so they gave her an antinausea shot and antibiotics. She had a hot spot by her ear so they shaved it and said that may be causing the infection. She threw up on the ride home. She is now laying on the bed but still drooling and occaisionally cries. She looks so sad. Of course the regular vets office doesn't open until 9am. It's gonna be a long night!

Anyone have any similar experiences. Thanks.
 

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Wow, that is an extreme reaction to a hotspot, and you did the right thing to rush her in. Hoever, you're probably just as worried now, bc she is really feeling awful. Hope the night passes quickly and uneventfully and that the e vet was thorough.
 

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wow is right....gosh I hope she feels better soon...my only experience with drooling was when Liberty was poisoned.
 

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How is Minnie this morning?

My Magigie got hot spots frequently but never drooled, had glassy eyes or nausea. Was the hot spot the only diagnosis? Glad she's seeing your regular vet this morning.

Keep us posted.
 

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Missing Tasha, Sky, & Ral
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Thanks everyone for your thoughts. She is still drooling so my DH was at the vets office before they opened. She is still drooling and gagging. I'm wondering if something is stuck in her throat. The only good thing is she was looking to eat when we fed the other pups this morning. She is my chow hound!! I will update after she sees our regular vet.
 

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Looking for an update. I'm rather surprised ( shocked to be honest) that they attributed those symptoms to a hot spot. I too thought possible poisoning, bite??, even bloat.... but a hotspot??? Good thoughts and prayers have been coming from our house and will continue until she's back to 100%.
 

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They can drool excessively when something is caught in their throat. It sounds like maybe she's got something a little lodged. I hope the vet is able to help you! Keep us posted.
 

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So scary! Do let us know. Good thoughts coming your way!
 

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I pray that she is ok. The first thing I thought of was a seizure causing the spots on the bed. Beau had to stop sleeping on the bed because when he had one he would drool excessively and urinate. Hope it is something easily treated. Please let us know what the vet says.
 

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Missing Tasha, Sky, & Ral
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Thank you all for your support.

Well the regular vet was not much help. My Dh was there when she opened and explained what happened and she responded, "Well what are you doing here." She is still drooling buckets and she threw up. She looked her over and she feels she just ate something that doesn't agree with her. Ok but what if it is poisonous. She said no but how does she know. The drool is dripping out of her mouth in puddles! She gave her another shot and perscription food and sent her on her way. Well obviously we need a new vet. Getting a little off topic our vet retired about a year ago and she took over the practice. I have never been real comfortable with her but have not found anybody significantly better. I miss my old vet. I have been going to him with my pets since I was 10yo. We had his home phone number and I did call him at home and he would come into the office.

Here is the worst part. My husband calls the office at 11:30 because she closes at noon on Saturday. The office girl said the vet would call back. Twenty minutes later the office girl calls back and said the vet is gone for the day. This is a one examining room practice in a small office. The only way out is through the front door. Obviously she left after DH called and couldn't be bothered to call back. I have four dogs that go to her. She could at least have the courtesy to call back sometime today!! All he wanted to ask was if Minnie was in the same condition tomorrow should we go back to the emergency vet. Sorry for the rant.

As far as the hotspots go - now that I am up and a little more alert they are nothing. Minnie has had hotspots that looked a lot worse and were much bigger. One is the size of a dime and the other the size of a quarter and both are dry. We have been using the steroid ointment from the last hotspot.

Sorry for the long post. I don't know what to do. Minnie is no better but she is no worse and she has eaten twice, about a quarter of a can of food each time, and kept it down. Any advice would be appreciated. Of course if she gets worse we will go to the emergency vet.
 

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Has she been chewing on sticks or wood? I have a friend this happened to with her dog, with the excessive drooling, and the vet discovered a splinter in her mouth. Once that was removed, her dog was fine.

How frustrating, I'm sorry you didn't get more answers. We'll just be here and worry with you. If she gets worse, I'd go back to the ER vet. It's the worst not knowing what wrong :(
 

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Awwwhhh, poor Minnie & poor you!!! My first thought was a grass seed (seeds) caught in her throat. Duke had that when he was a very young puppy (his first autumn) and had to put him under general anesthetic to get the seeds out. I still have them. There were probably 10.

I'd be finding a new vet as well. Grrrrrrrrrr. I hope she gets better quickly. Hmmmm, wonder about some bread if it is something in her throat.
 

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Missing Tasha, Sky, & Ral
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Duke's Momma I never thought of grass seed. My DH has put some down on the bare spots in the lawn. How did they find out the grass seeds were caught in Duke's throat?

I asked DH if they looked down her throat and he said they both did. The ER vet even stuck her hand in as far as she could to feel.

Thank you all for the help.
 

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Im just checking on Minnie...I hope she is better.
 

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I would give her some nice old fashioned Pepcid, but NOT the new complete kind.

I would be livid if I had four dog's all part of the practice, and the vet did not call back- no doubt about it.

Oh, how I hope things are better now.

I do agree with the vet that extreme nausea cause that kind of drooling, but I would want to check liver/kidney& pancreas counts to make sure no toxic substance was in there.
 

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I'd definitely FIRE that vet ASAP and let her know exactly why she is losing your business of 4 dogs. If I called and left a message for my vet on an emergency situation the vet is familiar with and that vet left without returning my call or having another vet call back (our vet has 7 vets on staff) I'd be contacting the state regulatory agency and trying to file a complaint. I don't stand well for incompetence or lack of compassion to my precious goldens. GRRRRR:mad:

Did either vet take x-rays to look for an obstruction of some sort?

I'd also suspect some sort of plant based poisoning. A full blood profile should have been taken.
 

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I hope she is better! We just had a thread where a stick was found in the back of the mouth causing massive drooling. Also bad teeth can cause this. I love my vet but I don't let him get away with "I don't know". If the symptoms are there, keep looking, don't send me home with a sick dog.
 
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